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  1. Not surprised: they certainly got enough...

    Not surprised: they certainly got enough complaints about the wind whistle on the C5/6.
  2. Did not know that. It's a slick feature: the only...

    Did not know that. It's a slick feature: the only foolproof way I've seen of sealing the side windows on cars without full window frames (e.g. convertibles).
  3. There's "dead battery", as in "I can't start the...

    There's "dead battery", as in "I can't start the engine", but the windows, door locks, and things like that usually still work.
    Then there's "DEAD BATTERY", as in "zero volts everywhere", which is a...
  4. Well, that's lame. My Boxster was smart enough to...

    Well, that's lame. My Boxster was smart enough to lower the window 1/2" to clear the molding when you opened with either handle.
    Microswitch and 8" of wire, must be too simple for them to figure...
  5. I'm almost afraid to ask where he put the fuel...

    I'm almost afraid to ask where he put the fuel tank...
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    When did that happen? My (admittedly bottom-end)...

    When did that happen? My (admittedly bottom-end) 2021 Samsung A01 has both headphone jack and micro-SD slot.
    (The latter isn't obvious: it's on the same slide-out widget that holds the SIM card.)
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    I've got the smallest smartphone Samsung makes...

    I've got the smallest smartphone Samsung makes (A01). With a thin silicone case, it fits front pocket of my jeans with no problem, standing, seated, in the car, no issues. Did the holster/belt-clip...
  8. I'm beginning t think that at least 50% of all...

    I'm beginning t think that at least 50% of all the Teslas (Teslae?) in this country are within 10 miles of my house.
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    Unless it's grossly miss-wired, the photo beam...

    Unless it's grossly miss-wired, the photo beam should make a closing door reverse and will do nothing to an opening door. Your symptoms sound more like a force sensor tripping intermittently:...
  10. I've always been partial to the Herbie Mann...

    I've always been partial to the Herbie Mann version, since it was my first real introduction to jazz in the mid-1960s.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_VUjlliBwk
  11. The Earth's rotation is slowing due to tidal...

    The Earth's rotation is slowing due to tidal forces from the moon, so every day is longer than the one before it.

    (Not a LOT, mind you, but over time these things add up. :) )
  12. Yeah, after a dozen or so trips to mine when I...

    Yeah, after a dozen or so trips to mine when I was doing the kitchen, I now know all the (unmarked) shortcuts. :)
  13. If I have two things to buy at Home Depot, I can...

    If I have two things to buy at Home Depot, I can pretty much assume they will be at opposite corners of the store...and it's the 2nd-largest HD in the country.
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    I'm looking at that, and in Win10 that checkbox...

    I'm looking at that, and in Win10 that checkbox isn't with the USB device, it's with the USB controller. To determine which one a particular device is plugged into, you're really gonna need this:...
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    LOL, don't think so. :) My question was more...

    LOL, don't think so. :)

    My question was more to the point of whether the (mechanical) drive was really going to sleep, or if it was making rotation or seek noise after the system had been idle for...
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    Before we get too deep, I suppose just adding a...

    Before we get too deep, I suppose just adding a USB3 board to the Win7 machine wasn't an option?
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    First step is determining whether they're really...

    First step is determining whether they're really going to sleep...got a stethoscope handy?
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    I see two things wrong with it: 1. I'm not sure...

    I see two things wrong with it:
    1. I'm not sure I see how the process scales up to commercial sizes and quantities.
    2. And if it does, it will require BIG sheets of nearly perfect veneer, and good...
  19. Thread: UFOs

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    I wonder how many sightings resulted in calls to...

    I wonder how many sightings resulted in calls to the local cops and then to the DEA. That sucker looks like it could smuggle a LOT of dope. :)

    (If anyone from Lockheed reads this and thinks, "Hey,...
  20. The thing that turned me off to command-line...

    The thing that turned me off to command-line stuff (after a couple decades working in Solaris/VxWorks/etc) is spaces in egregiously-long folder/file names. Once that was considered normal, everything...
  21. I seem to recall hearing those exact words used...

    I seem to recall hearing those exact words used to describe the 'vi' text editor, sometime in the 1980s, preceded by a conversation of the form:
    "That's easy, you just..."
    <17 steps later>
    "...and...
  22. That's hard enough to do on a large aircraft. On...

    That's hard enough to do on a large aircraft. On something as tightly stuffed as an F14, it becomes like doing an LS engine swap on an MGB. And the export regs on the required subsystems are pretty...
  23. Can't hurt to ask, but that's not how I read it....

    Can't hurt to ask, but that's not how I read it. If so, the membership could be "inherited" in perpetuity, as long as no one breaks the chain.
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    Pretty much the only way to make money...

    Pretty much the only way to make money woodworking, innit? :)
  25. I suspect a lot of things changed in the...

    I suspect a lot of things changed in the foreign-sales approval protocols after the Shah was deposed: Iran is pretty much the poster child for "Hey, didn't they used to be one of our allies?!?"
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